Library cuts have affected the whole county of Dorset; this map details those that have gone through serious changes. In the face of county-wide cuts, a large number of libraries have had to change and adapt with the times: whether this is through becoming community run, having to cut back on wage expenditure or closing […]
Public libraries throughout Dorset and the United Kingdom are undergoing major changes due to cuts in council funding and the libraries in and around Bournemouth are no different. The latest figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) found that nationwide library funding had dropped by £25m in 2015/16. On top of […]
Library cuts began in earnest in 2010/11 when funding cuts lead to the closure of 201 libraries. Since then they have affected libraries throughout both Dorset and the UK, leading to site closures, job loses and a drop in footfall. The timeline below will help explain the situation both in Dorset and throughout the country.